Frequently Asked Questions
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Our main office is located at 150 Bay Street, Suite 303, Jersey City, NJ 07302. We are also located and can meet with clients at our offices in:
New York Office
48 Wall Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10005
New Jersey Office
150 Bay Street, Suite 303
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(Federal immigration practice only)
4601 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
(Federal immigration practice only)
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Yes. Our attorneys specialize in United States immigration law, Entertainment Law, and OFAC Compliance Laws.
No, we have clients that live all over the country and all over the world.
Yes, immigration law is federal and you or your employer can hire an immigration lawyer form anywhere.
$300 for a basic consultation, and up to $500 for an extended or complex consultation. Please note that our consultation fee will be applied toward your legal fees. The consultation fee would not be applied for smaller projects. The best way to get started is to contact us.
We accept Mastercard, Visa, or Discover cards through our secured platform for initial consultation. However, we prefer cash, check, money order, or an ACH payment through our online Client Portal for legal fees. We can also arrange wire transfer for international clients, as well as an automatic debit for domestic banks.
We offer a courtesy 1-5 minute phone call with one of our attorneys to briefly assess your situation. This will help determine whether we can help you and what type of consultation (basic or extended) would be appropriate based on your situation.
Yes. We provide translators. However, you are responsible for their fees.
Contact your attorney or the accounting manager to see if you are qualified for a payment plan.
The following classifications of religious workers qualify for the EB-4 visa:
The EB-4 applicant must have an approved Form I-360, except for certain employees or former U.S. employees abroad. A labor certification is not required for the EB-4 visa. The application procedure for the EB-4 visa is complex and requires a considerable amount of documentation. It is critical to have an attorney who is experienced and thorough in complying with the complicated requirements of the petition process.
At Sethi & Mazaheri, our firm will advise you of the different documentation needed for the EB-4 visa and anticipate potential barriers to entry in order to make sure that your initial application has the maximum chance for favorable action. To find out if you qualify for the EB-4 visa, contact us now.
The right of asylum is available to those who face persecution in their home countries. In order to qualify under existing US immigration law, a person must demonstrate that he or she has been a victim of persecution in their home country in the past or that he or she possess a “well-founded fear” persecution in the future on account of one of the following characteristics:
An application must be supported by evidence of the likelihood of harm. Therefore, the application must be through and well researched and generally include factual and legal arguments. Click here to find out about the method we use to construct a successful application.
Generally, asylum applications must be filed within one year after entry into the United States. However, two exceptions exist to the one-year deadline: extraordinary circumstances and changed circumstances.
Some examples of such exceptions include grave illnesses, changes within the home country that raise the risk of persecution, and changes in the applicant’s status or personal activities that increase or introduce the risk of harm in the home country.
If you are in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge, asylum is available as a defense to deportation. Click here to find out more.
There are two visas available to victims of domestic violence: the VAWA visa and the U Visa
If you are in removal proceedings before an Immigration Judge, both the U-Visa and VAWA Visa petitions are available to as a defense to deportation.
The EB-1 is targeted towards individuals who are amongst the most successful in their fields within the education, sciences, arts, business, or sports. The following are the three EB-1 sub categories:
The following is a list of common reasons why an individual may be inadmissible to the U.S.:
Depending on the reason for inadmissibility, an individual may be banned from re-entry for three, five, or ten years. In certain circumstances, a lifetime ban may be imposed. In spite of these bans, there may still be an option to legally re-enter the country through a I-601 or I-212 waiver.
Inadmissibility waivers are difficult to obtain, however a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer can help you identify the existing options you may have to apply for reentry into the U.S. Depending on the circumstances, a I-601 and/or I212 waiver may be needed to overcome a ground of inadmissibility. To be successful in such an application, generally you must show that a refusal of admission into the United States would lead to extreme hardship to your U.S. citizen spouse, parent, or child.
At Sethi & Mazaheri, our lawyers are prepared to make the case that your family would face hardship by preparing affidavits and compiling evidence proving the devastating impact that would result if your entry is refused.
An applicant may apply to the Waiver Review Division of the State Department to request that they make a recommendation to USCIS to grant a waiver. J1 visa holders may be granted a waiver on one of the following bases:
Or simply fill out the form and one of our attorneys will get back to you pretty shortly.
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